Have you heard of Monthly Mash-up over at Call Ajaires?? I love seeing the combo's she posts and I love mashing patterns, so when Ajaire asked if I would guest post this month I totally jumped on it!
The two patterns this month are:
And The Lotta Dress by Compagnie M. I got to test Marte's first pattern, the Mara blouse and I've been so excited to see her company grow!
So what did I do? Basically the opposite of Ajaire. LOL
I love the cap sleeves of the Lotta, so I had to put those in. Especially with this wonderful weather we've been having. That's the only thing Ajaire and I did that was the same. Then I used the button back of the Lotta.
The parts of the Gardenia I kept was the neckline and the front feature in the bodice. Except, instead of making it part of the bodice, I made it to be more of a sash. I did sew the front top part of the black onto the bodice, but the bottom isn't attached at all.
Then I went completely off the patterns for the skirt. I'm a total rebel that way. Kind of like this kid and her picture taking skills.....
So there you have it! Our Lottenia! Or I guess you could call it the Garlotta...
Oh! Did I forget to mention that you can win both of these patterns over at Call Ajaire's? But hurry fast! The giveaway ends tonight!!